Yeast infections can be annoying, irritating, uncomfortable and overall a pain in the you know what.

With yeast infections being one of the most common infections in women especially, there are numerous myths that many people tend to believe.

This is what you should know about yeast infections.

1.They are not contagious

Yeast infections are not contagious. They are caused by an imbalance of the natural bacteria present in the vagina.

You also cannot contract a yeast infection by sharing items like towels or direct contact with a toilet seat.

2.It is not easy to prevent them

It is not impossible but it is a bit difficult to prevent yeast infections. You can try to avoid wearing tight innerwear and try using unscented soaps and body washes.

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3.Yoghurt will not solve all the problems when it comes to yeast infections

Probably the most shocking point of it all is that yoghurt does not necessarily fight off yeast infections. A dietary change like a reduction in sugar or carbs may help do the trick though.

4.Wet bathing suits are not your friend

Wet clothes are your worst enemy when it comes to yeast infections. They create a conducive environment for a yeast infection to occur so stay away from clothes that are not completely dry.